The image shows three boys of varying heights standing on boxes, trying to view a baseball game over a fence.  The left panel, titled “Equality,” shows how by being given equal resources, the boys do not achieve equal outcomes. The right panel, titled “Equity,” shows that when resources are shifted to account for differences, the result is equal outcomes. This demonstrates that individuals who have advantages can enhance or improve their access to opportunities, while others are denied opportunities even though they are treated equally. It is important to recognize the obstacles faced by some individuals in order to provide appropriate solutions that will lead to equitable treatment.


Since its inception in 2010, the Housing Resource Center (HRC) has created tools, resources, and education in the areas of rental housing, fair housing, and ending homelessness.

Initiatives created and managed by the Housing Resource Center include the Tenant/Landlord Rights & Responsibilities Manual, the Rental Housing Search Engine (Lancaster’s free place to list and locate rental housing), and an ever-growing list of housing-related education aimed at cultivating partnerships and resources resulting in quality, fair and affordable housing opportunities throughout Lancaster.

As you explore the Housing Resource Center’s online resources below and throughout LHOP’s website, be sure to take note of our upcoming educational opportunities as well as our free downloadable resources.  Basic free trainings are available throughout the year, and the Housing Resource Center is also excited to offer low-cost, customizable training options for governments, real estate, and property management firms.  For more information, contact the Housing Resource Center Director at 717-291-9945, Ext. 7 or email

The Housing Resource Center is the result of a public/private partnership between the County of Lancaster,  Lancaster County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities, and City of Lancaster.  The Housing Resource Center is the recipient of Community Development Block Grants.  LHOP wishes to thank the Mayor of Lancaster, J. Richard Gray, and Lancaster County’s Commissioners, Scott Martin, Dennis Stuckey, and Craig Lehman for their partnership and commitment to quality, fair and affordable housing throughout our community.

Opportunities to Get Involved

LHOP couldn’t be successful without our partners – they’re so important that LHOP included them in its name!  The Housing Resource Center has various opportunities for involvement including the following:

Expert Speakers

The Housing Resource Center at LHOP is continuously planning future educational opportunities for our community.  If you have a particular expertise that you believe would benefit our target audiences (housing providers, landlords, municipal officials, renters, and nonprofits), please contact the Housing Resource Center at 717-291-9945, Ext. 7.


The Housing Resource Center at LHOP has a limited number of sponsorship opportunities for its upcoming educational offerings and printed materials.  To learn more about ways that your organization might benefit from sponsoring the Housing Resource Center’s initiatives, please contact 717-291-9945, Ext. 7.


As a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, LHOP relies on contributions from the community to provide the services and programs for the benefit of Lancaster County residents. As we like to say here at LHOP…”good housing is the foundation of a great community.” Please consider providing a tax deductible contribution to partner with us in building this strong foundation.


Contact Information

Street Address:
123 East King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 291-9945
(717) 299-7840 for Fair Housing Center
(717) 291-9850 Fax

LHOP is a proud member of:
The Building Industry Association of Lancaster County
The Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania
The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry
National Fair Housing Alliance